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Preost – ‘I Know When It’s Something + Merry Go Round’ (EP Review)

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It’s been a minute since we last heard from Preost, the frenzied brainchild of Isle-Of-Wight creative powerhouse, and bassist of the much-missed trio ‘Furthermore’ David McGregor. With the last batch of material dropping in the form of a music video in March of 2020, we’ve been expecting something for a while, and it’s finally dropped.

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What we’ve got with this release is something that lies at the mid-point between a double A-side, and an EP. It’s two tracks of blistering fun, that’s coming to melt your face off. In a positive way, of course.

First up is ’I Know when It’s Something’. It’s Abrasive and multi-textured. Feeling almost like an audio collage. It picks up many of the threads from 2019’s ‘David McGregor is Dead’ EP, Venturing into harsher sonic textures, with a unique delivery, that unmistakably belongs to Preost.

Completing the duet is ’Merry Go Round’. Coming out of the gate with Harsh, overblown drums and feedback loops which push and shove against each-other, underneath the subtly philosophical in it’s rambling, stream-of-conscious vocals.

Make no mistake, this isn’t for everyone. Those that do lock into the eccentricity of it will love it, and the island’s local scene has been missing something as brazenly experimental as this for quite some time.

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